News Stories

  • June

    District, partners cut ribbon on new middle school at Hanscom

    Lt. Col. Daniel Herlihy, Deputy District Commander, joined local and state representatives at a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new, state-of-the-art Middle School on April 26 at the new facility located on Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, Massachusetts. The New England District and their contractor J&J Construction recently completed the 85,000
  • District 'Prepares for Tomorrow' at ‘Schools to Careers’ bio-engineering forum

    As part of its commitment to the Corps’ Campaign goals, “Prepare for Tomorrow,” members of the New England District team traveled to Blue Hill Technical High School in Canton, Massachusetts, to host a USACE 101 presentation, April 19.  The presentation was one of two parts of an all-day look into what it is to work for the Corps of Engineers.  The
  • Canal, Learners Cooperative unveil mural and new interpretive program

    The Herring Run Recreation Area Information Building in Bourne, Mass., got a lot more colorful when the New England District and the Cape Cod Learners Cooperative unveiled a mural entitled, “Where in the World Are We?”, May 1.About 40 people attended the event that also introduced an interactive display to accompany the mural and launched the new
  • West Hill Dam Park Rangers spread word about water safety

    Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, Chief of Engineers, has made it no secret that one of his priorities is Water Safety. Just last March, the Corps of Engineers launched a new water safety campaign titled, “Life Jackets Worn, Nobody Mourns,” citing the extreme dangers of not wearing a life jacket in or on the water. In New England, the District’s recreational facilities hold many water safety programs for the public throughout the year and Park Rangers will often take the Corps water safety message to schools and other events. Such was a case when West Hill Dam Park Rangers Viola Bramel and Ronald Woodall represented the District at the Annual Kids Family Resource Fair in Whitinsville, Massachusetts, on March 19.
  • District, partners, move forward with Turtle Nesting Habitat Enhancement Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Edward MacDowell Lake in Peterborough, New Hampshire has been working with state and local partners since September 2013 on a turtle nesting habitat project that will greatly benefit turtles and upland species.
  • New England District restores Milford Pond

    New England District restores Milford Pond
  • April

    Celebrating New England District's Engineers

    National Engineers Week was celebrated Feb. 21-27 this year. The theme was “Engineers Make A World of Difference.” The purpose of Engineers Week is to celebrate engineers and the contributions that they make to society. The Corps of Engineers has been making those contributions since the very beginning of the Revolutionary War, so it’s no surprise that many Divisions and Districts participated in celebrations and events to mark the occasion.
  • March

    District Team assists with the rehabilitation of a hydropower plant in Liberia

    A team from New England District is consulting on the repair work currently underway on the Mount Coffee Hydropower Rehabilitation Project near Monrovia, Liberia. The team traveled to Liberia in November 2015 and again from Jan. 24 to Feb. 2 to conduct a site visit of the project and the surrounding areas. The invitation from the Millennium
  • February

    Park Rangers bring students on the ‘Corps of Discovery’

    Park Rangers Viola Bramel and Claudia Hixson traveled to the Alice Barrows Elementary School in Reading, Massachusetts on Dec. 10, 2015 to teach third graders about the Corps of Discovery, otherwise known as the Lewis and Clark Expedition.The Park Rangers presented three, 50-minute sessions to about 75 third grade students. The sessions were
  • Cape Cod Canal Dredging and Town Neck beach sand placement complete

    The maintenanceand advance maintenance dredging of the Cape Cod Canal and the sand placementonto Town Neck Beach in Sandwich, Massachusetts is complete.  Work on the project concluded on Jan. 20.Approximately130,000 cubic yards of sand was dredged from six areas in the authorized,32-foot-deep by 500-foot-wide main ship channel and the 25-foot deep